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Rev. Soaries Appointed to RWJBarnabas Trustee Board

November 6, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Long-time pastor Rev. Dr. DeForest "Buster" Soaries has been appointed to the board of trustees for RWJBarnabas Health, the largest health care system in the state, hospital officials announced.

Soaries, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in the Somerset section of Franklin Township, will serve a three-year term on the board.

“We are ...

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Provide Community with Access to Healthcare

WAYNE, NJ - Susan G. Komen North Jersey partnered with the Passaic County Department of Health & the Board of Chosen Freeholders to provide the local community with access to healthcare during the 2018 Women’s Wellness Expo.

“We know that if we can provide better access to quality, timely breast cancer care, we could possibly save the lives of a third of the people dying from ...

Somerset County Health Officials Confirm Rabid Raccoon

FAR HILLS, NJ – The Somerset County Department of Health warns residents that a raccoon found in the Borough of Far Hills near the Spring Hollow Road area has tested positive for rabies. This is the second raccoon that has tested positive for rabies in the borough this year. 

On Oct. 6, a resident and her four dogs came in contact with a raccoon that had entered their fenced-in ...

Stop the Car, Roll Up Your Sleeve for Drive-Through Flu Shot

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -The Somerset County Department of Health is sponsoring a drive-through flu shot clinic at the South County Public Works Garage, 410 Roycefield Road, on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m.- noon.

Shots are free to any Somerset County resident 18 and older. Short sleeves are preferred..

Sat. Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Somerset Patriots Stadium, located ...

'Wellness on Wheels' Brings Healthy Eating to Communities

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Call it bringing the farm and the kitchen to the residents of the city.

On Wednesday, Wellness on Wheels, a 35-foot van complete with a hydroponic garden and food preparation area, was unveiled for a maiden visit in New Brunswick, the first in a series of demonstrations to show children and adults the importance of healthy lifestyles.

RWJBarnabas Health created the ...


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